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Nesbitt, Dallas; Müller, Amanda – JALT CALL Journal, 2016
Educational digital games are often presented at Technology in Language Education conferences. The games are entertaining and are backed by research detailing how games can improve the learning experience through active critical learning, learner interaction, competition, challenge, and high learner motivation. The authors, inspired by such…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Computer Games, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Stanley, Iain – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
This study was undertaken to examine the influence that a set of Professional Development (PD) initiatives had on faculty use of Moodle, a well-known Course Management System. The context of the study was a private university in Japan that specializes in languages. Specifically, it aimed to identify the way in which the PD initiatives adhered to…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Technology Uses in Education, Database Management Systems, Courseware
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Fageeh, Abdulaziz I. – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
This study explored EFL students and faculty's perceptions of and attitudes towards the use of online assessment and practice. A descriptive method was used, employing quantitative data collection and analyses from a sample of 400 students of different age categories and educational levels and another sample of 25 teachers in the English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Instruction
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Yu, Li-Tang – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
The purpose of this study was to address a writing teacher's perspective about integrating Facebook, a social networking site, into a university-level English writing course in Taiwan. Data, including interviews with the teacher and class postings on Facebook, were analyzed inductively, qualitatively, and interpretively, resulting in three…
Descriptors: Writing Teachers, Case Studies, Social Media, Writing Instruction
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Toland, Sean; White, Jeremy; Mills, Daniel; Bolliger, Doris U. – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
Learning Management Systems (LMSs) have become important tools in higher education language instruction, which can facilitate both student learning and the administration of courses. The decision regarding which LMS a particular university adopts is a complicated process where the needs and opinions of several stakeholders, including…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Technology, Usability, Relevance (Education)
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Cowie, Neil; Sakui, Keiko – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
This paper provides a synthesis of the pedagogical practices of e-learning teacher experts into a four-part framework of approaches: out-of-class, blended language practice, blended Web 2.0 projects, and online. Examples of each approach are illustrated with short extracts from case studies of the participant teachers. It is hoped that these four…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Blended Learning, Educational Practices, Electronic Learning
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Wang, Airong – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
This paper aims to explore teacher strategies for managing student participation in a complex Multi-user Virtual Environment. Data include transcribed recordings from a task-based EFL course in Second Life. Conversational Analysis is adopted to analyze the teacher's verbal language output in the transcript, and a student questionnaire is used to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Runnels, Judith; Rutson-Griffiths, Arthur – JALT CALL Journal, 2013
A paperless classroom, when all materials required to complete a class are available in an electronic form, has been shown to have positive impacts on student and teacher motivation, engagement, productivity, and efficiency. Recent trends suggest that of all of the technological tools available, tablet PCs can support many aspects of a paperless…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Computer System Design, Visual Aids, Usability
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Bracher, John – JALT CALL Journal, 2013
This study investigates how native-speaker English teachers working at Japanese universities use the Internet in their classes. In 2008, 50 instructors completed a survey about their teaching-related use of the Internet; another group of 50 was polled in 2012. The respondents were asked about their teaching situations, whether they used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Dashtestani, Reza – JALT CALL Journal, 2013
The implementation of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) has provided tremendous opportunities for language teachers to promote their computer literacy and adopt a learner-centered approach to teaching. Accordingly, with the rising advent of language learning technologies, language teachers would occupy a fundamental role in preparing and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries